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EM 0121

Celebrating England in Song

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2011

Originally recorded in 2011

Artists:

Eton College Choir


Manchester Children's Choir



Engineer:

Eric Holmes



Record Label
Evergreen Melodies

Genre:

Vocal & Song




Total Time - 77:15
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TRADITIONAL

1 

Blaydon Races

2:53
  vocal Five Smith Brothers  
  Recorded February 1949  
 

MASCHWITZ/STRACHEY/SHERWIN

2 

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

3:08
  vocal Anne Shelton  
  Recorded 11 July, 1940  
 

CORY

3 

Eton Boating Song

3:10
  Recorded 1953  
 

PARR DAVIES, HASSALL

4 

I Leave My Heart in an English Garden

3:10
  vocal Webster Booth  
  Recorded 1950  
 

SIGLER/HOFFMAN/GOODHART

5 

Everything Stops for Tea

2:04
  vocal Jack Buchanan  
  Recorded 1936  
 

MILNE, FRASER-SIMSON

6 

Christopher Robin is Saying his Prayers

2:13
  vocal Ann Stephens  
  Recorded November 1941  
 

TILZER, STERLING

7 

Down at the Old Bull and Bush

2:54
  vocal Florrie Forde  
  Recorded 1934  
 

GAY

8 

Leaning on a Lamp Post

3:08
  vocal George Formby  
  Recorded 21 January, 1950  
 

HENRY PURCELL

9 

Nymphs and Shepherds

3:14
  Recorded 4 June, 1929  
 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

10 

Linden Lea

2:57
  vocal Heddle Nash  
  Recorded 1958  
 

NOVELLO, HASSALL

11 

Rose of England

2:33
  vocal Bruce Trent  
  Recorded 1958  
 

WARD-HIGGS

12 

Sussex-by-the-Sea

2:55
  vocal RAF Band & Chorus  
  Recorded 1930  
 

NEWBOLT, STANFORD

13 

Drake's Drum

2:35
  vocal Peter Dawson  
  Recorded 1933  
 

GAY, GRAHAM

14 

The Queen's Horses

2:38
  vocal Alan Breeze with Billy Cotton  
  Received July 1953  
 

HUGHES, LAKE

15 

Bless 'Em All

3:05
  vocal Bertha Willmott  
  Recorded 1939  
 

JONSON, CALLCOTT

16 

Drink To Me Only

3:01
  vocal Kathleen Ferrier  
  Recorded 1950  
 

GAY/FURBER/ROSE

17 

The Lambeth Walk

3:48
  vocal Lupino Land & Teddie St. Denis  
  Recorded 1938  
 

PARKER, CHARLES

18 

There'll Always Be an England

3:19
  vocal Sam Browne  
  Recorded 1940  
 

HERBERT, SULLIVAN

19 

A Nice Cup of Tea

3:05
  vocal Binnie Hale  
  Recorded 1937  
 

HOOD, GERMAN

20 

O Peaceful England

4:06
  vocal Gladys Ripley  
  Recorded 1947  
 

THOMAS ARNE

21 

Lass with the Delicate Air

2:20
  vocal John McCormack  
  Recorded 1940  
 

GILBERT & SULLIVAN

22 

I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

3:07
  vocal George Baker  
  Recorded 1931  
 

MURRAY, LOCKTON

23 

I'll Walk Beside You

2:35
  vocal Alvar Lidell  
  Recorded 1941  
 

GAY/BUTLER

24 

Run Rabbit Run

2:43
  vocal Flanagan & Allen  
  Recorded October 1939  
 

EDWARD GERMAN

25 

The Yeomen of England

3:35
  vocal Dennis Noble  
  Recorded 1947  
 

PARR DAVIES/PARK

26 

Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

2:59
  vocal Gracie Fields, from the soundtrack of Shipyard Sally  
  Recorded 1939  


Here are 26 gems of English Song, ranging from the classic recording of the Manchester Children’s Choir performing Purcell’s Nymphs and Shepherds right through to Coronation Year and all stations in between. Remember the wartime newsreader, Alvar Lidell? Well, he could sing too! Just listen! Take a look down the list and pick out your favourites. Patriotic I should say so!

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